Eye test

This simple eye test offers indications for the most common symptoms presented by pathologies and vision defects. We will start with the symptoms that arise in the most serious diseases. If you have these symptoms, please call our emergency line to be checked up by one of our doctors.

This test does not replace a visit to an ophthalmologist or constitute a medical diagnosis.

Veil that covers part of the visual field
What is it?: A black veil that covers part of the visual field

What pathologies is this associated with?: Detached retina

How serious is it?: Urgent. You must go to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible

Loss of vision in areas away from the centre of the image
What is it?: The peripheral areas of images are obscured, narrowing the field of vision. One of the main problems with glaucoma is that symptoms are not present until the very advanced stages.  It is irreversible

What pathologies is this associated with?: Glaucoma

How serious is it?: Urgent. You must go to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible

Central spot that obscures details
What is it ?: It does not cause pain or any discomfort except for the loss of vision or the appearance of a central spot that prevents perception of details

What pathologies is this associated with?: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

How serious is it?: Urgent. You must go to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible

Distorted images
What are they?: Distortions in the shapes of images

What pathologies is this associated with?: Macular disorders such as macular holes, macular degeneration, epiretinal membranes, macular oedema and other different etiologies

How serious is it?: Urgent. You must go to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible

Photopsias or flashes of light
What are they?: Flashes or sparks of light that can be seen even with closed eyes.  They are produced by the traction of the vitreous humour over the retina

What pathologies is this associated with?: They usually appear if there are alterations in the macula (macular degeneration, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, macular oedema, etc.) as well as vitreomacular traction syndrome

How serious is it?: Significant. It is recommendable to request an ophthalmic examination with a specialist without delay

Floaters
What are they?: Shadows that are perceived to be floating in our field of vision, as if they were in front of us.

What pathologies is this associated with?: The appearance of floaters, whether in the form of small dots, circles, lines or cobwebs may cause concern to the sufferer, but their appearance is usually of minor importance and correspond to the ageing process of the vitreous humour

How serious is it?: Significant. It is recommendable to request an ophthalmic examination with a specialist without delay

Blurred vision and glare
What is it?: Blurred vision that increases over time, coloured slightly yellow. Glare in bright light.  Dimming of the brightness and colour of objects.  Sudden ease of reading without glasses when they were previously necessary (frequent changes in prescription of glasses).  Diplopia, double vision, only with one eye.

What pathologies is this associated with?: Cataracts

How serious is it?: Significant. It is recommendable to request an ophthalmic examination with a specialist without delay.

Blurred vision of distant objects
What is it?: Poor visual acuity at distance and good or very good close up.  Distant objects seem blurred.

What pathologies is this associated with?: Myopia – nearsightedness

How serious is it?: Relatively important. Request an ophthalmic examination with a specialist in the coming weeks.

Blurred vision of close up objects
What is it?: Nearby objects (mainly) appear blurred.  Sometimes with double vision

What pathologies is this associated with?: Hypermetropia – longsightedness

How serious is it?: Relatively important.  Request an ophthalmic examination with a specialist in the coming weeks.

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Blurred vision and distorted objects
What is it?: Blurred vision, both of near and distant objects, and distorted perception of objects. Feeling dizzy.

What pathologies is this associated with?: Astigmatism.

How serious is it?: Relatively important. Request an ophthalmic examination with a specialist in the coming weeks.

Blurred vision of close objects, letters dancing
What is it?: Blurred vision of close objects.  Letters that ‘dance’ when reading, sleepiness when reading, more light needed to read.

What pathologies is this associated with?: Presbyopia – age-related far-sightedness.

How serious is it?: Relatively important. Request an ophthalmic examination with a specialist in the coming weeks.